Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School serves 1,659 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Roosevelt High School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 1659 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,659 students
Roosevelt High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
Roosevelt High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Roosevelt High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 14:1
Roosevelt High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
2%
Roosevelt High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
9%
9%
Roosevelt High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
21%
5%
Roosevelt High School Black (1988-2012)
White
57%
81%
Roosevelt High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Roosevelt High School Sch Ethnicity Roosevelt High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.62 0.21
Roosevelt High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
37%
33%
Roosevelt High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Roosevelt High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,474 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
3
Number of Students Managed 34,474 666
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 65% 91%
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $382 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $11,087
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,074 $10,614
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ruby Van Meter School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Merrill Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hubbell Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des MoinesHubbell Elementary School
    800 42nd St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8414
    0.2 mi | 435 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Des MoinesMerrill Middle School
    5301 Grand Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8448
    0.8 mi | 671 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Des MoinesGreenwood Elementary School
    316 37th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    0.9 mi | 413 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesCallanan Middle School
    3010 Center St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8101
    1 mi | 643 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Des MoinesPerkins Elementary School
    4301 College
    Des MoinesIA 50311
    (515)242-8430
    1.1 mi | 436 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Des Moines, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the Iowa average of 0.23. The most diverse school in Des Moines is Parkside Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.